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« on: March 27, 2012 05:53:20 AM »



I made a cowboy-inspired batch!


55 oz olive oil
30 oz coconut oil
30 oz palm oil
16.2 oz lye
30 oz water
5 oz beer syrup (12 oz beer boiled until it reduced by about two thirds)

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Bay Rum FO
Leather FO
Activated Charcoal

I usually add the beer to the lye, but this time I added it at trace with the FO's.  It retained a little bit of beer scent and didn't give the soap that ammonia smell that beer sometimes adds.  I colored half the batch with charcoal and the beer and FO's should discolor the other side to a darker shade than it is now.  Here's the top when I poured it:



It's smelling a little too manly right now haha..  the leather really smells like leather but the spiciness of the bay rum is cutting it a little bit at least.

thanks for looking Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012 08:19:34 AM »

i've had nothing but failure with beer in soap - but it was always CP. Maybe HP will work better - and I think I'm going to try the "beer syrup". Is it the beer that looks blue or is that from the charcoal? Or am I just color blind? Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012 08:39:04 AM »

i've had nothing but failure with beer in soap - but it was always CP. Maybe HP will work better - and I think I'm going to try the "beer syrup". Is it the beer that looks blue or is that from the charcoal? Or am I just color blind? Cheesy

That's the charcoal and bad lighting haha!  It's a nice dark grey in real life..  The beer is what turned the other part kind of a light tan color.  I thought this system worked a lot better..  I just boiled the beer the night before until it was around 4 ounces and refrigerated it overnight.  The next day I water discounted by the 4 oz that I'd add later and then just added it at trace with the FO's..  I think I'm going to do it like that every time now, it worked perfectly and it feels like more of the beer's properties made it through the lye!
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2012 10:45:21 AM »

It looks great! I love the combo of scents (although not sure what the beau brummel is). I actually had an FO at one time called "Cowboy" that smelled like grass...pastures I guess?? This sounds much better Cheesy Love your swirls too.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2012 02:19:21 PM »

Your soap looks great! Soap making is on my long To-Do list of things to try.
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012 10:32:55 PM »

Looks great...
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012 07:10:51 AM »

Your soap looks great! Soap making is on my long To-Do list of things to try.

The OhhappyDay tutorial here is great!  The hardest part for me was finding a recipe that worked..  These days, I'm doing about 50% olive oil, and 25% each of palm and coconut oil.  That's still kind of high for palm and coconut, one of these days I may add in some castor oil or something.. 

thanks for the nice words everybody Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012 08:42:29 AM »

Your soap looks great! Soap making is on my long To-Do list of things to try.

The OhhappyDay tutorial here is great!  The hardest part for me was finding a recipe that worked..  These days, I'm doing about 50% olive oil, and 25% each of palm and coconut oil.  That's still kind of high for palm and coconut, one of these days I may add in some castor oil or something.. 

I don't think that's high for palm and coconut at all!
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2012 08:12:04 AM »

hmm i think ill try this one thank you  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2012 03:57:52 PM »

Very, very interesting. Keep inventing and sharing.
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